Period
to 20 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 92 81
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11 +14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.30% 0.81% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 6.45% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £315 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.44% -35.41%
10th Percentile £323 £236 £268
90th Percentile £388 £515 £362
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.17 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year -7.58% - -

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 175 186 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.11% 12.50% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 134 129
Birmingham median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £13.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +63.13% +5.44%
10th Percentile £22.50 £14.75 £9.93
90th Percentile £27.50 £44.13 £23.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -11.43% +4.48% -21.18%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (50.00%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (25.00%) GSM
4 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) PABX
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) PBX
4 1 (25.00%) SDH
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) SLA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) PABX
4 1 (25.00%) PBX
4 1 (25.00%) SDH
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Robotic Process Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (25.00%) CCDA
1 1 (25.00%) CCDP
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) NEC